Saturday 13th September – Monday 15th September
Museums and seeing the sights, Philadelphia
Philadelphia is a great city. It has a strong history, as the city where the US constitution was signed, and as the nation’s capital for a brief time.
We enjoyed a couple of days there, but could easily have spent longer. There are excellent museums and art galleries. We visited the National Constitution Center, and the National Museum of American Jewish History (for an exhibition called ‘Chasing Dreams’, about baseball and integration in the USA). We enjoyed the weekend vibe in some great restaurants (with a special mention for Marathon, which focuses on urban farming and locally sourced products) and with a relaxing walk along the river on Sunday.
[photos, from the top: The Philadelphia Museum of Art (with the steps featured in the movie ‘Rocky’); City Hall; boathouse row, in Fairmont Park; Love statue in JF Kennedy Plaza; Reading Terminal Market sign; fresh vegetables in Reading Terminal Market; Merchants’ exchange building; 30th Street Amtrak Station]
Shop of the day
It’s 2am. You wake up and just can’t get back to sleep. There’s only one thing that can help: a freshly baked cookie. We’ve all been there (right? Surely?).
Insomnia cookies fills that very gap in the market. Open till 3am, deliveries available. Phew!